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Xago Launches XRP Only Gateway And Exchange in South Africa

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Xago, a Cape Town-based fintech company, announced the launch of its Ripple gateway and custom-built exchange in South Africa. The exchange connects to and utilises RippleNet to trade, send and receive XRP only, the native digital asset used by Ripple.

XagoXago has built the exchange in order to create liquidity of XRP in South Africa, acting as the market-making platform for cryptocurrency enthusiasts and businesses that wish to trade with and utilise XRP and the Ripple Ledger. Due to the fast settlement between wallets, RippleNet is a viable option for transferring value between exchanges, reducing exposure to volatility.

Xago was founded by Jurgen Kuhnel (CEO), Sonya Kuhnel (COO) and Mark Chirnside (Chairman) in 2016 and incubated out of CiTi’s Bandwidth Barn in Woodstock thanks to Ian Merrington and his team. The company believes that blockchain technology, and in particular RippleNet, will play a critical role in transforming the payments industry.

‘By solving the double-spending problem the Bitcoin blockchain opened up digital peer-to-peer payments without the need for a trusted 3rd party through the process of mining. Ripple took this one step further and built a faster and more cost-effective decentralised ledger to compete in the high throughput and fast clearing retail and banking environments,’ says CEO Jurgen Kuhnel referring to their choice to specifically focus on Ripple and XRP.

Once the exchange has sufficient liquidity, Xago will launch its payment switch which connects to the retailers through their existing hardware and software systems. Where Xago is utilised, it will replace the need for acquirers and card networks for retailers, and with the use of RippleNet and XRP enable cross-border payments in the future. Consumers will be able to pay for goods and transact at the point of sale using only their mobile and mobile number, bypassing traditional payment rails.

Xago’s mobile number based identity system is built to connect mobile devices, the blockchain, and retailers in one seamless experience. Together with significantly lower transaction fees, the Xago platform is gearing to compete in the high stakes retail environment. This will enable clients to create new and innovative products that will ultimately benefit the end consumer.

Xago’s Chairman Mark Chirnside added, “This is no small step on the journey of Xago.io. With this launch and with the welcomed constructive approach we take with regulatory compliance and best practice, this platform holds the promise to reduce cost and friction, at a very interesting time in the payments arena. Personally I am honoured to be involved as an investor and as Chairman.”

In late 2018, the start-up received investment from African Technology Investments Ltd. It has spent the 1st half of 2019 setting up operations and engaging with the regulators and the broader ecosystem to build a best-in-class product that will not only add value to its clients but also comply with regulations going forward.

The start-up has a broader vision for payments across Africa and has plans to expand operations into other markets in the future. Kuhnel says, “In Africa, we have an opportunity to rethink the way money flows, what it costs and the time it takes to reach a destination. Mobile has shown us how important innovation is on our continent. We must build on this and continue to provide solutions that will benefit consumers in low to middle income countries who need it most, reducing the cost and friction of moving money is absolutely key.”

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Dash Donates 1,000 books to Campus BCAT

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Lagos, February 24, 2020Dash, the top digital currency for payments and local adoption through ​Dash Nigeria, today announced the launch of a ‘Digital Cash Awareness Drive’ inclusive of distributing over 10,000 copies of ‘Digital is the Cash’ book across Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon & Haiti in English and French languages.

1,000 copies will be donated to the ​Campus BCAT​, a project of ​CryptoTVplus​, to be distributed across 30 university libraries, BCAT clubs, & tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

Nathaniel Luz, Lead of Dash Nigeria, says this is in a bid to promote the knowledge and understanding of Digital Cash, in the barest non-technical terms possible to the mass of people. He said this is the third phase of the campaign with the previous two (2) producing ​Digital Cash academy​ in text and ​Pidgin English videos​.

Digital is the CashThe ​book​ tells the history of money, the global financial system and its failings, fintech applications, blockchain, and the need for digital cash. It teaches Digital Cash in an easy-to-understand way while portraying the advantages over the legacy financial system.

According to Tosin Miracy, Director of the Digital Cash Awareness Drive, the campaign is positioned to give proper awareness and education of digital currencies to the public and correct some false notions that have earlier prevailed.

“We’ll focus on regulators, financial institutions, student clubs, tertiary institutions and libraries that are accessible to the public. It’s our belief that by donating 10,000 copies worth $100,000 across 4 countries and 2 languages, we’ll increase the reception of individuals and organisations towards digital currencies”.

Miracy also stated that translation of the book into French is ongoing with plans to translate the book into Spanish other languages in order to reach more nations of the world.

Applications for free copies of ‘Digital is the Cash’ book can be made ​here​.

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Blockchain Africa Conference 2020 Announces Binance as a Premier Sponsor

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Bitcoin Events is pleased to announce Binance as Premier Sponsor of the Blockchain Africa Conference 2020

Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange by daily trading volume, is expanding its operations in Africa and is a proud sponsor of the Blockchain Africa Conference 2020. Binance was founded by CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) in 2017 and is now the top global trading platform for over 100 cryptocurrencies.

At the Blockchain Africa Conference 2020, Binance will detail its expansion efforts into South Africa as well as its projects and initiatives with the Binance Charity Foundation.

“Binance is proud to be open for business in South Africa, which is one of the most exciting markets for crypto,” CZ said.

BinanceThe company’s first expansion on the African continent was in Uganda in 2018 when it opened the first fiat-crypto exchange with trading pairs with the Ugandan Shilling. Binance also partnered with a global payment technology company allowing Nigerians to purchase BTC, BUSD, BNB with Naira (NGN) with debit and credit cards.

“Binance is dedicated to increasing the freedom of money and the advancement of blockchain technology. The African continent is a major part of this mission – where millions are unbanked but remain innovative in their use of technology. The Blockchain Africa conference is leading conversations around cryptocurrency and blockchain technology in Africa and Binance is keen to communicate with key industry stakeholders and thought leaders in Africa to jointly promote technology evolution in this new era across the continent,” he added.

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Terrabit Enables Web Staking for CREDIT Token Holders

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Feb. 15, 2020 — Leading South African blockchain company Terrabit has announced the launch of web staking for its digital currency credit (CREDIT) to enable anyone with an internet connection to earn staking rewards.

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Terrabit is a South African cryptocurrency exchange that offers fiat-to-crypto services in five African countries. The trading platform features all major coins and pays 100% of fees to users through referral. At Terrabit’s core, it offers users a decentralised digital payment solution and a hybrid PoW/PoS blockchain, CREDIT.

Terrabit provides CREDIT holders with a range of exchange options, zero transaction fees, and fast payments. Additionally, the company provides a staking platform and wallet, MiniPOS, which offers the most straightforward and rewarding CREDIT “mining” solution available on any digital device.

Now, CREDIT holders can also stake their tokens online to earn up to 100% staking reward per annum via Terrabit simple-and-easy-to-use web staking platform. This enables anyone with an internet connection to earn staking rewards when holding CREDIT.

CREDIT web staking features include:

  • Web-based CREDIT staking up to 100% per year
  • Profit is paid hourly
  • No lock-in period
  • 5 level referral
  • Easy-to-use

Daniele Marco Ronchese, founder of TerraBit and creator of CREDIT, said: “We are delighted to introduce web staking as a service to CREDIT holders as a new and convenient way to earn staking rewards.”

“Cryptocurrency staking has traditionally involved a complicated technical setup that has acted as a barrier to entry for the average investor. With our new web staking offering, we can empower all digital currency investors – big and small – to start earning staking rewards simply by holding their tokens on our secure online platform.”

To learn more about Terrabit, CREDIT and web staking, visit www.terra-bit.io.

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